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Portland, M.E. – It was just a few short months ago that Portland Pirates players, staff, and fans unexpectedly had their American Hockey League team stripped from Portland, Maine, and relocated to Springfield, Massachusetts, leaving employees jobless, forcing athletes to change their offseason plans, and abandoning…

Moving On: Former Pirates Remember Portland’s Charm


Ithaca, N.Y. – It’s officially the first day of fall (FINALLY), and with less than two weeks remaining in September, my friends of “Hockey Twitter” are absolutely ready to kiss the #IsItOctoberYet hashtag goodbye!  I recently asked my hockey-deprived followers what they’re most excited for…

The Countdown Is On: Hockey Twitter Is READY

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UTICA, N.Y. – I’ve been to my fair share of hockey games and arenas, but absolutely nothing I’ve found in my travels thus far can compare to the atmosphere at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, home to the American Hockey League’s Utica Comets. The Comets, located…

Caswell, Comets, & Community Prepare for 2016-17


Portland, M.E. – The spring of 2014 held many promises for hockey fans in Portland, Maine, as their beloved Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League would be returning home to the Cross Insurance Arena after spending the 2013-14 season playing in Lewiston, ME. There…

Turmoil in Portland: A Former VP’s Thoughts